Physics & Astronomy News

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 This video highlights the UCLA Plasma Science and Technology Institute where scientists investigate the fourth state of matter known as "plasma." Read More
Monday, March 30, 2015 Department Chair Jean Turner and colleagues have discovered millions of young stars are forming in a hot, dusty cloud of molecular gases in a tiny galaxy near our own. Read More
Thursday, March 5, 2015 Using multiple images reaching earth at different times, astronomers report the first discovery of a distant star exploding into a supernova. Read More
Monday, February 23, 2015 Smadar Naoz has been awarded the 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship for distinguished scientific performance and unique potential for future research. Read More
Thursday, February 19, 2015 Wes Campbell has won the prestigious NSF CAREER award given to junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars. Read More
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Alexander Kusenko and two graduate students have published a new paper offering an explanation for the absence of antimatter in the universe. Read More
Friday, February 6, 2015 Chris Regan and colleagues have mapped the temperature in a hot wire with record, nanometer-scale spatial resolution. Read More
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 The American Astronomical Society has awarded the Annie Jump Cannon prize to Professor Smadar Naoz for outstanding research. Read More
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 UCLA's Wes Campbell has been named co-PI with UCSB's David Weld in the newly-created California Institute for Quantum Emulation. Read More
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 The 2013-2014 Physics & Astronomy Annual Report, now online, captures in a compact volume the most exciting developments in the department. Read More